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Arabella Lane is found dead in the Thames on a frosty winter's morning after the office Christmas party. No one is sure whether she jumped or was pushed. The one person who may know the truth is the office temp, Eleanor.

Having travelled to London to escape the repercussions of her traumatic childhood in Australia, tragedy seems to follow Eleanor wherever she goes. To her horror, she has no memory of the crucial hours leading up to Arabella's death - memory that will either incriminate or absolve her.

Caught in a crossfire of accusations, Eleanor fears she can't even trust herself, let alone the people around her. And soon, she'll find herself in a race against time to find out just what happened that night - and discover just how deadly some secrets can be.

Shortlisted for Best Adult Crime Novel, The Davitt Awards


‘… an enthralling mystery full of secrets determined to resurface … will keep readers guessing to the end.’ Jane Harper, New York Times bestseller


‘Nail-biting suspense…Keeps you in its grip from the first pages until its dramatic conclusion.’ Better Reading


‘A fast-paced and gripping novel, one of the best I’ve read this year’ Sisters in Crime


‘Effortless suspense’ Sydney Morning Herald


‘…a suspenseful and well-paced tale… The Hidden Hours shifts effortlessly between the past and the present in a tautly structured novel that explores themes of guilt, despair and loneliness… it will appeal to readers of… domestic psychological [authors] such as Liane Moriarty.’ Books and Publishing

‘A suspense-filled, fast-paced and gripping novel, one of the best I’ve read so far this year.’ Sisters in Crime


‘An engrossing tale of the secrets that tear apart families and the fear you face when you can’t even trust yourself.’ Beauty and Lace


‘Classic suspense but with a wonderful modern edge’ Hannah Richell


'Brimming with suspicion, accusation, questions and barely-under-the-surface violence.' Write Note Reviews



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ISBN (Paperback): 9781789559750 ISBN (Ebook): 9781789559743
Published: 2nd November 2020
Price: £8.99 (Paperback) £4.99 (Ebook) Extent: 272 pages
Format: 198x129mm 
Markets: World English, excluding ANZ, CAN and US 
Translation rights: No 

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Sara Foster is the bestselling author of five psychological suspense novels. Bristish author Sara  now lives in Western Australia with her husband and two young daughters, and is a doctoral candidate at Curtin University.

Twitter: @SaraJFoster

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